Genealogy Sources

Despite its turbulent history, Silesia can still be searched through a variety of information sources. The most important of these are old newspapers and church records, well preserved for Lomnitz in official archives in Jelenia Gora and Wroclaw.  Permission to view these records must be obtained from the Director of the Panstwowych Archive in Wroclaw.  The ability to read the old Gothic script and a working knowledge of German are essential for extracting useful information.

The pictures show a title page of Hirschberg's most widely distributed newspaper, and the 200 year old original church books from Lomnitz.